Sunday, May 3, 2020

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 17,987 Cubs cards from 219 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.

1900s - 1970s: 1962 Post #188 Ernie Banks  What a great way to start!

1980s: 1982 Fleer #600 Randy Martz  Fleer did not value the card numbers like Topps.  They numbered all the players from the same team in sequence.  A scrub like Martz ends up with #600 in Fleer.  Dave Winfield has #600 in 1982 Topps.  Randy Martz, you are no Dave Winfield.

1990s: 1999 Stadium Club #272 Mark Grace  They've captured Grace with the classic follow-through shot.

2000s: 2003 Team Issued Ron Santo  This was given away when the Cubs retired Ron Santo's #10. It was on Sunday, September 28, the last game of the season.  The Cubs had clinched the division the day before and Wrigley Field was still buzzing the next day with the Santo ceremony.  

His quote of the day was, "That is my Hall of Fame!"

2010s: 2010 Topps Factory Team Set #CHC8 Ryan Theriot  The Riot puts the tag on Jimmy Rollins.